All you need to make the shift to STEM a reality!
This resource makes the process of shifting to a comprehensive, integrated STEM school or district within reach! Invaluable case studies featuring STEM pioneers model how successful, STEM-centered learning takes place. You’ll find process-specific best practices and strategies to help you:
- Understand, create, and lead the STEM change proces
- Prepare the school community for STEM
- Integrate 21st Century Skills, the arts, and humanities
Includes step-by-step checklists and visual mapping guides. Use this groundbreaking resource to systematically implement STEM instruction that prepares students for the global economy!
Table of Contents
Part I. Why STEM?
Chapter 1. The Tipping Point
Chapter 2. The 21st Century Learning Environment
Chapter 3. Clearing the Path
Chapter 4. The Achievement Gap
Chapter 5. Special Populations
Part II. Shifting
Chapter 6. The Shift Begins Within a Leader
Chapter 7. Entering the STEM Shift
Chapter 8. Planning the Shift
Chapter 9. STEM Curriculum Shifting
Chapter 10. Developing Capacity: STEM-Centric Professional Development
Chapter 11. Time for STEM
Chapter 12. STEM Collaborations and Trust
Chapter 13. A Call to Action
Appendix: A Checklist for Evaluating the Quality of the Planning Process
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